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John Halbrook
I'm and aviation enthusiast who works full time in emergency management. I'm a volunteer FF/Paramedic. I also enjoy applying new technology to these fields
Interests: Emergency Management, Fire, Rescue, Emergency Services, Aviation, Flying Pilot, EMS, Paramedic,
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This tatoo is on a friend of mine's arm. It depicts a beer can man. Three sailors got matching tattoos when they were in the navy together in the 1980's. If you can help connect these men it would mean... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at John Halbrook
Welcome to the New Year. Over the next days, weeks and months, I hope to use this space to highlight some of my special adventures, family history and favorite life’s lessons. Through photos and documents, this space will hopefully become a collection of memories, adventures and reflections. Diane, age 4 Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at Diane R. Halbrook
The family gathered at Beachbound to celebrate the Joy of Christmas. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at Diane R. Halbrook
“Mimi” was my maternal grandmother. I was her first and eldest grandchild. Mimi was a woman of great faith, a loyal spirit, a Republican, she has a devotion to her family and she was a very hard worker. Life was not always easy for Ann, but she always worked hard... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at Diane R. Halbrook
This video is making its way around the internet. If your a trauma junkey, or an outdoor enthusiast you might find this fascinating. I warn you this video is very graphic. Cliff Strike 11/24/2013 from Subterminallyill on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at John Halbrook
Download Consolidation As a student at Drake University I had the privlige of being a part of a study group that conducted research on ways that communities in central Iowa can share services and work togehter to provide a more... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at John Halbrook
As a part of my recent graduate studies I had the privlage of working with a team that put togehter a map showing drive times from each of the fire stations in this region. This map is a powerful tool... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at John Halbrook
A recent fire service social media discussion focused I the use of a axe as a wedge tool. The following was posted on October 4th. Enjoy. The shape of your axe is very important to its usability as a wedge.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at John Halbrook
John Halbrook is now following GuyKawasaki
Apr 22, 2013
Many in the emergency services industry have been spouting the corporate idea of customer service. In a recent class conducted by a very effective marketing consultant I learned that most businesses fail because they do not do a good job... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at John Halbrook
If you are working in a "Warrior" profession you should know the writings of Lt. Col. Dave Grossman. He is coming back to Iowa to do a day long seminar. attached is the flyer for the event. Download Grossman-Bulletproof Mind... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at John Halbrook
A quick throught from class tonight - "What you permit you promote" If your building an organizational culture you need to be aware of the decisions that you make, and the acceptions that you allow because the things you permit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at John Halbrook
Diane Christine Ronning Halbrook Timeline 1947 February 17 Born at Lutheran Deaconess Hospital, 5:30 pm, Chicago, Illinois. Lived with my parents at Central Ave and the tracks in Evanston, IL April 13th Diane was baptized at the old Trinity Lutheran Church in Evanston, Illinois. Aunt Ginger Farley and Roger Burtness... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2013 at Diane R. Halbrook
Here we go! I have been trying to but together some information for a timeline and some reflections to help document the many exciting activities and adventures that have filled my life over these past 66 years. I am somewhat overwhelmed by your kind generosity in nudging me to document... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2013 at Diane R. Halbrook
John Halbrook is now following Angie Starmer
Feb 18, 2013
Welcome to your new blog! We've set this up for you to post stories from your adventures, travels and life experiences. We hope that by scanning some of your many slides you can find images that inspire you to share anecdotes of your incredible adventures. From your early days... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2012 at Diane R. Halbrook
Some of you are sick of seeing social media posts from me sharing some of the different runs and workouts that I have completed over the past few months. For those of you who aren't I thought I would dedicate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at John Halbrook
If you have ever been involved in a large incident with a really big staging area you know that keeping track of teams and resources within that system can be challenging. In class this week I was introduced to a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at John Halbrook
John Halbrook added a favorite at Family
Oct 12, 2012
John Halbrook added a favorite at Family
Oct 12, 2012
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at Family
John Halbrook is now following Jamesworrell
Oct 11, 2012
Christine and I are happy to announce the birth of our daughter Sophia Jo Halbrook. "Sophie" came into the world at 10:58 this morning. She is 21" long and weighes 10lbs 6oz. Mom and baby are both doing well and will be at Iowa Methodist Medical Center for the next... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2012 at Family
Three Rules 1. Responders will always do the very best job that they can do. 2. Disasters fail at the policy level. 3. Lacking clear policy and direction responders will implant their own policies based ion their own training and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2012 at John Halbrook
Last offered by the Iowa American tool company the Hawk tool is a multi purpose hook that gained a substantial following durring its time. Even with its popularity the tool has been out of production for several years. Today the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2012 at John Halbrook